China unveils plans to step up military power
The announcement comes days after Beijing said it wants to increase its presence in Hong Kong. Leader Xi Jinping said China's military should also explore new ways of training amid the pandemic.
Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media, World Bank approves $346m for projects in Nigeria
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COVID-19 in Africa: How have African leaders responded to the pandemic?
Africa recorded its first case of COVID-19 exactly three months ago today, when Egypt recorded its index case on the 14th of February. So how have African leaders responded to the pandemic? Oulie Keita, Francophone West Africa Director at One Campaign joins CNBC Africa for more.
Making masks from Florida python skin
A Florida craftsman has come up with a novel way of tackling both the coronavirus pandemic and the problem of invasive pythons and iguanas that damage the state's fragile ecosystem. Brian Woods, the 63-year-old owner of All American Gator Products, has turned his hand to designing face masks made out of reptile skin.
Lufthansa and German government agree bailout — reports
The much-anticipated deal is being reported by German news agency DPA. The rescue package is meant to help the airline cope with losses incurred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IGP warns against mass gathering during Eid el- Fitr, COVID-19 surpass 5 million cases globally and more
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Stale beer turned into animal feed and distance drinking: Irish pubs in the age of coronavirus
The pandemic has been brutal for the world’s pubs, which were shut quickly due to social distancing. This has been particularly painful in Ireland, where they are critical to the country’s economic and social life.
How coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes
As the world continues to seek for a lasting solution to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, researchers in the US are affirming that the virus can be transmitted through the eyes and are now suggesting what their counterparts in China had earlier suggested; that protection from the virus should extend to wearing goggles or face shields, not just facemasks.
Wuhan residents react to the city's plan to test entire population
The Chinese city of Wuhan, original epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, plans to conduct tests on its entire population of 11 million people after new cases emerge for the first time in weeks. People on the streets and dancing on the banks of the Yangtze River consider the planned tests positive and reassuring.
Beyond the Orsanaye panel report
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja discuss what the Orasanye Report signifies and how it’s adaption might create more problems for the government. He takes a critical look at the problems in the service that the report did not address.